The word 'glamping' entered our lives in 2005, through the play on of the word 'glamorous' and good old fashioned outdoor camping, leading to the recognised concept we see today. However it originated from the sixteenth century, thanks to the Scottish Duke of Atholl who in preparation for a visit from King James V created a prestigious glamping experience with tents decorated and furnished with fine decor and furniture from his own palace to accommodate the kings desire for luxury. History also tells us of their use throughout the African safari from the early 1920s, due to the wealthy Brits and Americans unwillingness to sacrifice home comforts and thus spared no expense to ensure luxury in the middle of the African wilderness.
The adaptation of camping was once portrayed as being exclusive to the rich and famous, but nowadays the concept of glamping is seen as accessible to the masses, with a range of holiday and wedding experiences available (similar to that at Haddon Copse Farm), and music festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and the Isle of Wight festival offering glamping packages. The increasing popularity is due to the way it brings together the interaction with nature you get from camping while enjoying the simple comforts of home, from freshly made beds, sofas, showers, bubble baths, wardrobes and much much more. The magic of glamping experiences comes from dazzling views, secluded locations and a personalised service you wouldn't necessarily get from a hotel. Ultimately providing a doorway to endless adventures right on nature's door step.
The wonderful world of glamping offers a range of quirky and stylish tents and here's a snippet of a few of our favourites:
Safari Tents/Canvas Lodges
Safari Tents/Canvas Lodges
Lotus Bell Tent
With weddings being our speciality, we couldn't write this post without focusing on the topic. Are you a couple that loves the outdoors and dreams of a festive soiree wedding in a charming woodland or meadow complimented with a rustic feel yet elegant and comfort? Then a glamping wedding is for you! The perfect combination of posh comfort, outdoor excitement and ability to party all night long make it attractive to any fun-loving wedding couple. Its affordability make it an ideal solution for large families/ parties who wish to avoid the excessive costs of hotel rooms and B&Bs, while the added beauty of glamping at Haddon Copse Farm is we allow you to create your own space by offering luxury extras such as bedside tables and lamps, mirrors and luscious rugs, to name just a few.
If interested in the full glamping wedding experience then let us be the ones to make it happen. For more details head over to the 'Camping or Glamping' page or visit our friends at Acorn Marquees
Thank you for reading.